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Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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3.89/5
Very Good
3,077 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.8%
IBUs: 80

228 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by Jason on 03-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,447
Reviews:
861
Ratings:
3,077
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Photo of Ale_Lover
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice deep amber with a frothy off white head. Good floral smell with follow up of pine hops. Taste: Big malt profile. with a wonderful caramel malt presence. Floral and pine hops stand up well on this beer considering the sizable malt backbone. Mild hints of grapefruit hit the palet as well. Medium to full body that finishs dry leaving a great sticky lacing down the glass. I really like this beer which is a bit of a throwback to a old school IPAs where it isn't just all about being a juice bomb.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fmakalidude
2.3/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like a mouthful of sharp pine needles. It's actually unpleasant to drink. As much as I had hoped to be excited about this, Deschutes let me down this go round. Go easy on the aromatic hops next time. Nobody likes chewing on an air freshener.

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Photo of Driftpunx
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes Brewery 'Inversion IPA' @ 6.8% , served from a 355 ml bottle purchased for $3
A-pour is amber from the bottle to glass with a medium beige head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-pine more than citrus
T-hop bite start , slight bitter finish
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-possible good beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of phatsmackey
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is an IRA not an IPA.

Unfortunately this isn't the best IRA.

Great bready malt smell but the dank good don't compliment.

The flavor had similar issues. The astringent bitterness from the dark malts is poorly. Matched and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste

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Photo of casapy
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkenagy
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlatona
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Baumer
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours translucent brown with solid head. Good amount of lacing and some of the head lingers. This looks pretty impressive, but...a burnt brown-red IPA with that much froth on top? Interesting. Smell is malty with some herbal notes. Taste is malt, herbal hops, pine hops, and a hint of fruity hops that almost disappears as the beer gets warmer, with bitter citrus rind lingering . Mouthfeel is crisp but refreshing. Overall, interesting. Different. Quite good and quaffable. EDIT: Lowering rating slightly. Bitterness grows slightly excessive as I get further through.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

She pours a somewhat hazy copper and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within a minute and has some nice spider web lacing is left in the wake. The smell has some strong citrusy and piney hops with a fair amount of caramel backs up the nose. The taste is bittersweet as there is a very nice combination between the hops and the malts. It has a bitter citrus aftertaste and gets a bit malty as the beer warms. It has a semi-dry finish. The palate is light to medium and comes across fairly sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and good to me. It has a nice bitterness that assaults the tongue and mouth like a good AIPA should. Overall, good West Coast styled AIPA worthy of more pours.

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Photo of CPAles
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From backlog. 12 oz bottle. The aroma and flavor are almost reminiscent of barleywine. Malty in the nose, good balance between hops and malt in the taste. Good, interesting IPA.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,077 ratings
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